BHUBANESHWAR, India (AP) — Officials ordered tens of thousands of coastal villagers to flee their homes Friday as a massive cyclone — so large it filled nearly the entire Bay of Bengal — gathered strength and headed toward
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Incarcerated for authorizing death squads and corruption, former President Alberto Fujimori is not permitted to give interviews or make public statements.
Yet he has 10,000 Twitter followers three weeks after opening an account, and
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In a school auditorium filled with laughing students, actresses Luz Bautista Matos and Clara Morel threw themselves into acting out a fairy tale complete with a princess, a hero and acts of
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Three Costa Rican doctors and a Greek citizen have been detained under suspicion they are part of ring that trafficked kidneys to foreigners, authorities said Thursday.
Attorney General Carlos Jimenez said the
TOKYO (AP) — A fire broke out at a hospital in southern Japan early Friday, killing 10 people, the police and fire department said.
Fukuoka prefectural police said another eight people were injured in the fire at an
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police seized around 200 million Australian dollars ($190 million) worth of methamphetamine hidden in the tires of a truck shipped from China, officials said Friday.
Three Melbourne men were arrested after officials found more
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A police operation to dismantle a drug trafficking cartel wasn’t as successful as it should have been because corrupt authorities alerted the traffickers weeks ahead of time, a Honduran official said Thursday.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm barreling toward the northern Philippines on Friday intensified into a typhoon with destructive winds and flooding rains threatening farmlands and populated areas, including the capital Manila.
Typhoon Nari forced U.S. Secretary
MEXICO CITY (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s name has been drawn into the debate over a proposed 8-cent (1 peso) per liter tax on soft drinks to fund weight-control efforts in Mexico, which now has
TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are weighing taking over the distressed smartphone company as it searches for a savior.
Lazaridis said Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police can control any protests during next year’s World Cup, a top executive for soccer’s governing body said Thursday.
There were violent protests around the Confederations Cup in June, and FIFA General
ROME (AP) — Italy’s postal service, Poste Italiane SpA, has stepped in to help the debt-ridden national airline Alitalia.
The government said Thursday that Poste would help recapitalize Alitalia and ensure service amid concerns that the carrier might
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to extend the mandate of the NATO-led force in Afghanistan for the last time before it hands over total responsibility for security to Afghan forces at the
ROME (AP) — Gino Bartali rarely spoke about this for all these years.
During World War II, the champion cyclist — winner of the 1938 and 1948 Tour de France — helped rescue Jews in his native Italy
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting an armed group has killed five members of the elite Revolutionary Guards in a Kurdish area near the Iraqi border.
The Thursday report by Fars quotes an